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Background: Several factors should be considered during treatment planning for achievement of optimal esthetics and
function when tooth replacement by means of dental implants is indicated.
A major limitation for successful implant placement remains the problem of inadequate alveolar ridge width, a minimum
ridge width of 6mm is necessary for successful outcomes. The ridge-splitting technique aims at the creation of a new implant
bed by longitudinal osteotomy of the alveolar bone.
Objectives: The present study was conducted to evaluate and compare clinically, radiographically and histologically between
autogenous bone versus a mixture of autogenous bone and ??TCP in cases of splitting technique for maxillary anterior alveolar
ridge widening simultaneously with dental implants.
Materials and Methods: A total number of forty subjects were involved in the present human study then classified randomly
into Group A (anterior ridge splitting simultaneous with implant placement with a mixture of autogenouscorticocancellous
bone) and Group B (anterior ridge splitting simultaneous with implant placement with autogenouscorticocancellous bone
Results:A statistical significant differenc of increased ridge width and increased bone density score from pre-operatively to 6
months for both groups. There was no statistical significant difference between both groups in regarding ridge width & bone
Conclusion: Ridge splitting techniques are useful for managing the narrow edentulous ridge for implant placement or
interpositional bone grafting.
Walid Aly Hamed Abdelrahman Elamrousy is Lecturer in the Department of Oral Medicine and Periodontology, Assuit University, Assuit, Egypt. he worked as
Demonstrator in the department of Periodontology, Oral Medicine, Diagnosis and Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria University also as Assistant teacher in
the department of Periodontology, Oral Medicine, Diagnosis and Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Pharos University, Alexandria, Egypt.
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